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Virtus Cumberland Municipal Bond ETF

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Ticker
CUMB
CUSIP
26923G871
Closing Price
$
(as of 07/12/2018)
Inception
01/17/2017
Premium/Discount
$-0.06
(as of 07/12/2018)
4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint
$24.96
(as of 07/12/2018)
Shares Outstanding
550,004
(as of 07/12/2018)
Daily Trading Volume
700.00
(as of 07/12/2018)
20 Day Average Trading Volume
2,000.00
(as of 07/12/2018)
Net Assets
$13,758,526
(as of 07/12/2018)
Investment Overview

The Fund seeks to provide a competitive level of current income exempt from federal income tax, while preserving capital. It employs an actively managed top-down economic approach to municipal bond management.

Management Team

Investment Partner

Cumberland Advisors Inc.

Cumberland Advisors is a registered investment advisory firm headquartered in Sarasota, FL. Originally founded in 1973, the firm has clients in 48 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries. The firm has a wealth preservation bias and conservative investment orientation to manage both risks as well as returns.

Investment Professionals
David Kotok
David R. Kotok

Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 1973

Start date with fund: 2017

John Mousseau
John R. Mousseau, CFA

Director of Fixed Income, Portfolio Manager

Industry start date: 1980

Start date with fund: 2017

Key Features
Barbell Structure

Emphasizes shorter- and longer-term bonds, aiming to capitalize on municipal bond yield curve moves and events such as pre-refundings and credit upgrades

Full Interest Rate Cycle Management

Evolves credits, relative yields, and duration depending on interest rate changes, economic outlook, and market conditions

Strategic Bond Selection

Utilizes a proprietary credit scoring system to evaluate credits beyond rating agency guidelines, seeking attractive valuations with a high degree of credit quality

Positions & Distributions

Positions
(as of 07/13/2018)
Security % of Portfolio
SALT LAKE ARPT REV-B 5.000 07/01/2042
2.09
MA DEV FIN-M4 5.000 07/01/2044
2.03
AUBURN UNIV GEN FEE-A 5.000 06/01/2026
1.98
MO HWYS-A-REF-1ST 5.000 05/01/2026
1.95
REGL TRANSPRTN-A-COPS 4.500 06/01/2044
1.92
PR-REF-A 5.000 07/01/2035
1.91
DENVER SD #1 4.000 12/01/2041
1.91
BALL ST UNIV-R 5.000 07/01/2036
1.85
MET TRANSPRTN AUTH-D 5.000 11/15/2043
1.80
CT REVOLVING FD-A 5.000 05/01/2027
1.76
Distribution History2
Ex-Date Record Date Payable Date Dividend Income ST Capital Gains LT Capital Gains Distribution Total
09/20/2017 09/21/2017 09/29/2017 0.147170 0.000000 0.000000 0.147170
12/20/2017 12/21/2017 12/28/2017 0.000000 0.318950 0.000000 0.318950
03/20/2018 03/21/2018 03/28/2018 0.321010 0.000000 0.000000 0.321010
06/20/2018 06/21/2018 06/28/2018 0.138400 0.000000 0.000000 0.138400

Performance & Risk

Performance
Quarterly
As of
Monthly
As of
1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years Since Inception

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Sales Charge and Expenses
The Fund's investment adviser has entered into an expense limitation agreement to limit the Fund's total operating expenses (excluding the management fees paid to the Fund's adviser and sub-adviser and certain other expenses as described in the prospectus) so that such expenses do not exceed 0.59% of the Fund's average daily net assets through February 28, 2019.
Fees & Expenses
Gross Expense Ratio 1.21
Net Expense Ratio 0.59
The Fund's investment adviser has entered into an expense limitation agreement to limit the Fund's total operating expenses (excluding the management fees paid to the Fund's adviser and sub-adviser and certain other expenses as described in the prospectus) so that such expenses do not exceed 0.59% of the Fund's average daily net assets through February 28, 2019.
Yields
Distribution Rate (as of 07/12/2018) 2.21
SEC Yields (as of 06/29/2018)
SEC Yield Subsidized: 2.20
SEC Yield Unsubsidized: 1.58

Premium/Discount
Number of Days Fund has Traded at a:
Discount Premium
Period Less than -2% -1.51% to -2.00% -1.01% to -1.50% -0.51% to -1.00% -0.01% to -0.50% 0.00% to 0.50% 0.51% to 1.00% 1.01% to 1.50% 1.51% to 2.00% Greater than 2%
2017-Q1: 1/17/2017 through 3/31/2017 0 1 0 1 19 32 0 0 0 0
2017-Q2: 4/3/2017 through 6/30/2017 0 0 0 2 50 11 0 0 0 0
2017-Q3: 7/3/2017 through 9/29/2017 0 0 0 5 54 4 0 0 0 0
2017-Q4: 10/2/2017 through 12/29/2017 0 0 0 8 50 5 0 0 0 0
2018-Q1: 1/2/2018 through 3/29/2018 0 0 0 4 54 3 0 0 0 0
2018-Q2: 4/2/2018 through 6/29/2018 0 0 0 21 36 7 0 0 0 0
Risk Considerations
Credit & Interest: Debt securities are subject to various risks, the most prominent of which are credit and interest rate risk. The issuer of a debt security may fail to make interest and/or principal payments. Values of debt securities may rise or fall in response to changes in interest rates, and this risk may be enhanced with longer-term maturities.
Municipal Market: Events negatively impacting a municipal security, or the municipal bond market in general, may cause the fund to decrease in value.
State & AMT Tax: A portion of income may be subject to some state and/or local taxes and, for certain investors, a portion may be subject to the federal alternative minimum tax.
Tax Liability: Noncompliant conduct by a municipal bond issuer, or adverse interpretations, could cause interest from a security to become taxable, subjecting shareholders to increased tax liability.
Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF): The value of an ETF may be more volatile than the underlying portfolio of securities it is designed to track. The costs of owning the ETF may exceed the cost of investing directly in the underlying securities.
Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund's prospectus.

Documents & Resources

Marketing Materials
Virtus Cumberland Municipal Bond ETF - Fact Sheet
Cumberland Market Commentary - The Muni Take on the Tax Bill (Round Two)
ETF Product Guide
Holdings
Positions CUMB
Financial Materials
Virtus Cumberland Municipal Bond ETF (CUMB) Prospectus - March 1, 2018
ETFis Series Trust I XBRL 497
ETFis Series Trust I XBRL 485(b)
Virtus Cumberland Municipal Bond ETF (CUMB) SAI - March 1, 2018
ETFis Series Trust I - SAI Supplement - October 5, 2017
ETFis Series Trust I Annual Report 2017
ETFis Series Trust I Semi-Annual Report - April 2018

Please consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund. Contact us at 1-888-383-0553 or visit www.virtus.com for a copy of the Fund's prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest or send money.

The Fund is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and does not seek to replicate the performance of a specified index. The Fund may have a higher portfolio turnover than funds that seek to replicate the performance of an index.

Performance data quoted represents past results. Past performance is no guarantee of future results and current performance may be higher or lower than the performance shown. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so your shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Closing Price:
 The Closing Price is the price of the last reported trade on the fund's primary exchange. If there has been no reported trade for a particular date, the Closing Price represents the 4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint. 

4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint: The midpoint between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund's NAV is calculated (usually 4:00pm Eastern Time).

Premium/Discount: The amount the Fund is trading above or below the reported NAV (based on 4PM Bid/Offer Midpoint).

The Fund is an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”). The “net asset value” (NAV) of the Fund is determined at the close of each business day, and represents the dollar value of one share of the Fund; it is calculated by taking the total assets of the Fund, subtracting total liabilities, and dividing by the total number of shares outstanding. The NAV of the Fund is not necessarily the same as its intraday trading value. Fund investors should not expect to buy or sell shares at NAV because shares of ETFs such as the Fund are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Thus, shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the secondary market. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

NAV returns are calculated using the Fund’s daily 4:00 p.m. NAV, and include the reinvestment of all dividends and other distributions (reinvested at the Fund's NAV on distribution ex-date). Market price returns are calculated using the 4:00 pm midpoint between the bid and offer, and include the reinvestment of all dividends and other distributions (reinvested at the 4:00pm bid/offer midpoint on distribution ex-date). Market price returns do not represent the return you would receive if you traded at other times.

SEC Yield is an annualized yield that is calculated by dividing the investment income earned by the Fund less expenses over the most recent 30 day period by the current NAV at the end of the 30 day period. The Subsidized Yield reflects fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements recorded by the Fund during the period. Without waivers and/or reimbursements, yields would be reduced. The Unsubsidized Yield does not adjust for any fee waivers and/ or expense reimbursements in effect. If the Fund does not incur any fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements during the period, the Subsidized Yield and Unsubsidized Yield will be identical.

Distribution Rate is the annual rate that an investor would receive if the most recent distribution remained the same going forward. The rate represents a single distribution from the Fund and does not represent total return of the Fund. The distribution rate is calculated by annualizing the most recent distribution and dividing it by the most recent NAV.

Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

Not insured by FDIC/NCUSIF or any federal government agency. No bank guarantee. Not a deposit. May lose value.

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